FUNIQ changed me!

Check out this great report from Candice. She used to come to my classes regularly…then was off for a few years, and is now back!


It felt great to be back at class!

I turned 36 last year with a stubborn baby fat from 2 years after giving birth. I was running everyday on treadmills without any results. 

I had always been skeptical about classes because they are either hard to follow or maybe too boring. I fell in love with your workout the first day I went. FUNIQ feels like a natural — energizing fun!

The best was that by doing it only once week (together with my running routine) I finally lost 18 lbs!! This is my picture from last year, not bad for 36 years old and 2 kids :-)!



Candice stopped going to classes and gained 6 pounds…but she's back!  She's determined to lose those 6 pounds so she looks like this picture again–and I'm happy to help her do it!

How about you?  What do YOU have to lose? 

Come join Candice and my other great students and I'll help you lose the fat and get ready for swimsuit season!  

Your FUNIQ Fitness coach,


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Q: Should I eat before I work out?

Should I eat right after? And what's best to eat?

A:  Find what works best for you. I can exercise on a big meal and jump around and feel fine. Some people do that and throw up, LOL! 

You really should eat breakfast even if you’re heading right to a workout. I like a mix of protein with some veggies and grain; that holds me over.

Here are some great before-workout breakfasts:

Sliced hard-boiled egg
Sliced avocado
On whole-wheat bread

Or try Bethy's awesome energizing, low-fat, nutrient-dense smoothie:

Slice and freeze a banana.
Put frozen slices into a blender and cover with your fav milk.I prefer low-fat dairy milk because I have no intolerance to it and it's much higher in protein than all of all the "nut" milks. (Read the label for yourselves.) Add a handful of your fav berries.
Optional: Add 1 teaspoon of natural store-made peanut or almond butter (Make sure the nut is the ONLY ingredient!) I also throw in a teaspoon of chia seeds which are chock full of nutrients and one of the only perfect proteins in the meatless world. BTW I am SO not a vegetarian so that is not my motivation for eating chia seeds!

Delicious, nutritious, satisfyingly filling, and less than 350 kcals! Oh, and there is something about frozen bananas that will make your bathroom experience SUCH a pleasure! I know,TMI, but you know me…I have no problem discussing my quick and easy visits to the toilette'! Just sayin'!





Try oatmeal (plain please) and add a tablespoon of natural peanut butter, and maybe a few sprinkles of Stevia for sweetness! It tastes awesome and is loaded with essential nutrients. Just make sure you have plenty of water with it!


Banana and small yogurt (and no, not the kind of yogurt filled with jelly and fat and calories! Read what’s on the label!)

What should you eat after you work out—and when?

Most experts say you should eat something within an hour after your workout. It really depends on how hard you worked out and how long ago you ate before you exercised. 

It also depends on the workout. Everyone works out at a different level. My students work out pretty hard in my class, so there’s no way they should wait to eat for 3 or 4 hours! You’re gonna be hungry as soon as you get in your car!

After I teach a morning class, I crave a turkey wrap around 11 am, so I just make it an early lunch. Turkey is great because it’s lean and protein fills you up.

Here’s what I put in my wrap:

Lean, white oven-roasted turkey (or any lean protein; vegetarians can substitute hummus, tofu, or slivered almonds instead)
Honey mustard or salsa
On a “Flat-Out” wrap

Stop with the “no carbs”!

OK, who's going crazy because I told you to eat a wrap? Come on, people…stop with the “no carbs”! 

The “Flat-Out” wrap has just 100 calories with only 25 of them coming from fat. If you use a tablespoon of mayo, you've piled on 100 calories with 90 of them coming from fat!

Carbs are essential foods, so stop cutting them out. Instead start cutting calories from needless FATS and SUGARS!

It’s no miracle that “carb cutting” gets you to lose weight; essentially you're “consumption” cutting. That's why you lose weight and that can be from any group of foods!  

I'll have more to say about carbs in coming posts. Just remember: Don't cut carbs; cut the calories from needless fats and sugars!

Do you have a fav before-or-after workout meal or snack?  Let me know! Leave it in a comment and share it with the rest of us!

Your FUNIQ Fitness coach,


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